Open main menu

Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Freshman of the Year

The Pac-12 Freshman of the Year is an annual award in the Pac-12 Conference presented to its top freshman player in men's basketball. The winner is chosen by the Pac-12 coaches. The honor began in 1978–79, when it was known as the Rookie of the Year and players in their first year in the conference, including transfers, were eligible. Junior guard Bryan Rison of Washington State was the first honoree and the only non-freshman to ever win. The candidates were limited to freshman starting in 1983–84, when the award was renamed to Freshman of the Year.[1] The conference was known as the Pacific-10 before becoming the Pac-12 in 2011.[2] Three winners were also named the conference's player of the year in the same year: Shareef Abdur-Rahim (California, 1996), Kevin Love (UCLA, 2008), and Deandre Ayton (Arizona, 2018).[3]

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Freshman of the Year
Awarded forThe most outstanding freshman male basketball player in the Pac-12
CountryUnited States
First awarded1979
Currently held byLuguentz Dort, Arizona State

KeyEdit

Co-winners.

WinnersEdit

Season Player School Position Ref
1978–79 Bryan Rison Washington State Guard [1]
1979–80 Byron Scott Arizona State Guard
1980–81 John Revelli Stanford Forward
1981–82 Johnny Rogers Stanford Forward
1982–83 Dave Butler California Forward
1983–84 Chris Welp Washington Center
1984–85 Leonard Taylor California Forward
1985–86 Sean Elliott Arizona Forward
Pooh Richardson UCLA Guard
1986–87 Gary Payton Oregon State Guard
1987–88 Mike Hayward Washington Forward
1988–89 Don MacLean UCLA Forward
1989–90 Harold Miner USC Guard
1990–91 Jamal Faulkner Arizona State Forward
1991–92 Mark Pope Washington Forward
1992–93 Jason Kidd California Guard
1993–94 Brevin Knight Stanford Guard
1994–95 Tremaine Fowlkes California Forward
1995–96 Shareef Abdur-Rahim California Forward
1996–97 Mike Bibby Arizona Guard
1997–98 Baron Davis UCLA Guard
1998–99 Michael Wright Arizona Forward
1999–2000 Casey Jacobsen Stanford Forward
Jason Kapono UCLA Forward
2000–01 Luke Ridnour Oregon Guard
2001–02 Salim Stoudamire Arizona Guard
2002–03 Ike Diogu Arizona State Forward
2003–04 Leon Powe California Forward
2004–05 Jordan Farmar UCLA Guard
2005–06 Luc Richard Mbah a Moute UCLA Forward
2006–07 Chase Budinger Arizona Forward
2007–08 Kevin Love UCLA Forward
2008–09 Isaiah Thomas Washington Guard
2009–10 Derrick Williams Arizona Forward
2010–11 Allen Crabbe California Guard
2011–12 Tony Wroten Washington Guard
2012–13 Shabazz Muhammad UCLA Guard
Jahii Carson Arizona State Guard
2013–14 Aaron Gordon Arizona Forward
2014–15 Stanley Johnson Arizona Forward
2015–16 Jaylen Brown California Forward [4]
2016–17 Lonzo Ball UCLA Guard [5]
2017–18 Deandre Ayton Arizona Center [3]
2018–19 Luguentz Dort Arizona State Guard

Winners by schoolEdit

School Winners Years
Arizona 9 1986, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2018
UCLA 9 1986, 1989, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2017
California 8 1983, 1985, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2004, 2011, 2016
Arizona State 5 1980, 1991, 2003, 2013, 2019
Washington 5 1984, 1988, 1992, 2009, 2012
Stanford 4 1981, 1982, 1994, 2000
Oregon 1 2001
USC 1 1990
Oregon State 1 1987
Washington State 1 1979
Colorado 0 N/A
Utah 0 N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2015–16 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pac-12 Conference. p. 139. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  2. ^ "Pac-12 Conference 2011–12 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pac-12 Conference. 2011. p. 5. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Bolch, Ben (March 5, 2018). "Arizona's Deandre Ayton is Pac-12 Conference's player, freshman of the year". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 7, 2018.
  4. ^ Letourneau, Connor (March 7, 2016). "Cal's Jaylen Brown named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on June 8, 2016.
  5. ^ Bolch, Ben (March 6, 2017). "UCLA's Lonzo Ball is Pac-12 freshman of the year and one of three Bruins on first team". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 7, 2017.
  6. ^ "Pac-12 announces 2018-19 Men's Basketball annual major awards" (Press release). Pac-12 Conference. March 11, 2019. Retrieved March 11, 2019.